Turkish Airlines has signed a contract for up to 117 A320 family aircraft, including 25 A321ceos, four A320neo, 53 A321neos and options for 35 additional A321neos.
It is the largest ever placed by a Turkish carrier.
Turkish Airlines already operates 75 A320 family aircraft. Turkish Airlines said the new order will allow it to expand short to medium-haul routes from its Istanbul hub, while the aircraft’s commonality with their existing Airbus fleet will generate additional cost-savings.
The A320neo will enter into service from late 2015, followed by the A319neo and A321neo in 2016, Turkish said.
An engine selection for the new Airbus narrowbodies will be made later, the carrier said.